I think it was 2012 when Dr. Oz started to come out about the weight loss benefits of the green coffee bean extract.
I was immediately intrigued because I knew that coffee in general is quite rich in antioxidants and has lots of health benefits. However, I never trust any information just dished out to me. I always try and do some research myself to try and understand how it all works.
First and foremost, I found that there are not many reliable resources that you can trust. The companies that were trying to sell the supplements sponsored a lot of the studies. This immediately raised question marks in my head because there was bound to be some form of bias.
The studies did well to explain a lot of the apparent benefits of the green coffee bean extract. For example, these supplements are supposed to provide a tighter control over your blood glucose levels while also reducing the absorption of carbohydrates and reducing blood pressure. All of these effects indicate a positive outcome for a person trying to lose weight.
However, a lot of the studies do not mention the adverse effect profile of the green coffee bean extract. Additionally, the studies that have been carried out do not assess the long-term implications of the use of these supplements. This videomight explain some things that Dr. Oz did not explain in 2012.
As a result of this, there is no way I would trust a supplement like this. I am usually against the use of supplements anyway but I think the uncertainty of the long-term use of this will prevent me from going near the green coffee bean extract.
Coffee is great especially if you brew your own using the best quality beans. But, most of us just throw these coffee grounds away after using them.
People who focus on recycling pretty much every little thing will know that there are tons of ways that you can do the same for used coffee grounds. This can benefit you greatly at home and in your life.
I bet you will be pleasantly surprise when you read these but here are a mere few ways that you can recycle coffee grounds.
To unclog the sink: The kitchen sink is a major problem for most people as small leftovers can sneak into the drain and block the sink. I was surprised when I heard this but you can actually use used coffee grounds to unblock this drain. All you will need to do is throw the grounds in through the drain followed by some unblocking liquid. The next step would be to pour boiling water through this to unblock the drain in an efficient and hassle-free way.
To reduce dark circles: Coffee ground can work in the same way as teabags by reducing the puffiness of your eyes. Creating a paste when grounds are mixed with water and then applying to the under-eye area for 10 to 15 minutes can do this.
An exfoliant: You can mix the grounds with some olive oil and wash your face with the mixture for removal of dead skin cells on the surface.
These are just a few benefits I have noticed. But the good thing is that there are plenty more. These can range from beauty to household and garden use.